Posts from the ‘News’ Category

  • Alex & Universal Credit Claw-Back (April 2014)

    Alex backs campaign to stop the Universal Credit disincentive to work

    April 22nd, 2014 | News | Stockton North Labour Team | Comments Off

    Thousands of hard working individuals and families will lose out under the Government’s Universal Credit programme if urgent changes are not made, Alex Cunningham has warned. Stockton North’s Labour MP joined Usdaw activists in Westminster campaigning to persuade the Government to change Universal Credit rules that will see working people allowed to keep only 24p […]

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  • Alex urges schools to visit Commonwealth war graves

    Alex urges schools to visit Commonwealth war graves

    April 15th, 2014 | News | Stockton North Labour Team | Comments Off

    Stockton North’s Labour MP has urged schools and residents across the Borough to visit local Commonwealth war graves to gain a greater understanding of the scale and magnitude of the Great War and the impact that it has had on today’s society. The call follows a national initiative spearheaded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission […]

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  • Alex & Rachel Reeves re. Bedroom Tax (April 2014)

    Alex renews calls for Government to scrap Bedroom Tax

    April 9th, 2014 | News | Stockton North Labour Team | Comments Off

    The Government’s Bedroom Tax is failing to deliver on the promises of the Conservative-led Coalition, according to Alex Cunningham, and the policy should be revoked without further delay. The Bedroom Tax has removed support from 660,000 people since it was introduced 12 months ago, the majority of whom are disabled.  And research has recently revealed […]

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  • Smoking in cars with children

    Alex criticises Government consultation on tobacco packaging

    April 8th, 2014 | News | Stockton North Labour Team | Comments Off

    The case for standardised packaging of tobacco products is strong, and the need for action is urgent, yet the Government is flying in the face of public opinion by deciding to hold yet another consultation exercise, said Alex Cunningham. Labour’s Stockton North MP, who has been a vociferous campaigner for the introduction of standardised packaging, […]

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  • Alex supports calls for child neglect strategy

    March 28th, 2014 | News | Stockton North Labour Team | Comments Off

    Child neglect has been cited as the most frequent reason for child protection referrals, with as many as one in ten children across the UK suffering from neglect.  And Alex Cunningham has this week voiced his support for calls on the Government to develop an effective strategy to tackle child neglect. Action for Children’s report, […]

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